When New York residents receive medical care, typically it is after they have had specific consultations with their doctors, and perhaps even after doing some research on their own. In most cases, people know what to expect. However, the reality is many medical events, such as a surgery, the birth of a child or even prescribing medication, can come with significant risks. And, if any mistakes are made, the patient is the one who will suffer the consequences.
“Do no harm”
Even though healthcare professionals work by the edict of “do no harm,” we all know that medical malpractice is, unfortunately, quite common in America. A doctor may misdiagnose a condition or fail to diagnose a condition at all. Medication errors are common, as is hospital malpractice. Even dental malpractice is not unheard of. It is sad to say that “do no harm” may not have been a practice that was followed in your medical treatment.
If that is the case, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be a way to take action. Our readers in New York may have heard that these types of cases can be complicated, and that is no doubt correct in many situations. However, it is important to hold medical professionals responsible for their mistakes, especially if those mistakes leave a patient in a worsened condition than they were in before the treatment in question.
At our law firm, we work to move medical malpractice cases through the civil court system for the benefit of our clients. We understand how important your health is and we work with our clients to hold healthcare professionals responsible when they commit medical malpractice. For more information, please visit the medical malpractice overview section of our law firm’s website.